Paul van Gerven
2 March

The soon to be officially opened Chip Integration Technology Centre (CITC) in Nijmegen may call itself a Smart Industry Field Lab. Such a status indicates it is a place where industry and research organizations jointly develop, test and implement smart industry solutions. Additionally, Field Labs contribute to educational programs and public policy development.

The CITC aims to fit in neatly between basic research and corporate R&D, working according to the same open innovation formula as Holst Center and Imec. Chip manufacturers, test and packaging companies, material suppliers, software developers, photonics firms and research institutions will work together on creating innovative chip integration technology.

The CITC officially kicks off Thursday 5 March. The Smart Industry Field Lab trophy will be presented during the opening ceremony.